The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aylesbury with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Buckinghamshire / Aylesbury
Rank 8 2 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aylesbury 33.33% 16.67% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 81.25% 28.57% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £100 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Aylesbury.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Aylesbury
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 16 7 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aylesbury 41.03% 58.33% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £300 £100 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -75.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Aylesbury

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aylesbury citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Aylesbury

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aylesbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Aylesbury.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Aylesbury

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aylesbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Aylesbury.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Aylesbury

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aylesbury

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Aylesbury region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 8 (57.14%) Mapinfo
1 8 (57.14%) GIS
1 8 (57.14%) ArcGIS
1 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
1 8 (57.14%) QGIS
2 4 (28.57%) Android
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 4 (28.57%) Coaching
2 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Wireless
2 4 (28.57%) RSA SecurID
2 4 (28.57%) Smartphone
2 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 4 (28.57%) Toshiba
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) DNA
2 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
2 4 (28.57%) SLA
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Dell
2 4 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (14.29%) ERP
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (14.29%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Aylesbury by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) VPN
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
1 4 (28.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) GIS
1 8 (57.14%) QGIS
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) GIS Technician
2 4 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 4 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 4 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Help Desk Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Help Desk Support
2 4 (28.57%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) IT Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) IT Support
2 4 (28.57%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Support
2 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Axapta Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) ERP Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (28.57%) RSA SecurID
1 4 (28.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Android
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Coaching
1 4 (28.57%) DNA
1 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 2 (14.29%) ERP
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Mapinfo
2 4 (28.57%) Apple
2 4 (28.57%) Dell
2 4 (28.57%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Toshiba